State-level efforts against imaging self-referral under way

11/2/2009 | Diagnostic Imaging

Government agencies and insurance companies at the state level have implemented steps to rein in imaging self-referral. Some of the measures include California Assembly Bill 2794 and Connecticut Public Act 09-2006, which would prevent doctors from billing for the technical component of CT, MRI or PET if they have not personally performed the service. The efforts could be replicated in other states, self-referral opponent Dr. David Levin said.

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